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Chidekh Rolls But No. 25 Waves Prevail

Mar 22, 2021

MALIBU, Calif. – Sophomore Clement Chidekh chalked up another dominant win at the No. 1 singles spot, but three more close matches went the way of the Waves today as 25th-ranked Pepperdine pulled away for a 6-1 victory. Washington (7-7) opened up its spring break road trip today at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center and will head to UC Santa Barbara Wednesday then San Diego State Friday.
 
The Huskies trailed 3-1 but had worked their way into the remaining three singles matches, needing to win all three. But Pepperdine won a tiebreak on court five, with Robert Shelton holding off the comeback attempt from Jack Pulliam, 6-4, 7-6 (4) to clinch the match. Then a pair of third sets also went to Pepperdine to push the final score to 6-1. Ewen Lumsden dropped a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 match to Guy Den Ouden at No. 3, and Han-Chih Lin lost at No. 4 singles, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

"We clearly did not do what we planned to do in doubles," said Head Coach Matt Anger. "We gave ourselves very little margin in the singles despite some valiant efforts."
 
Chidekh rolled past Adrian Oetzbach at No. 1 singles to improve to 13-1 on the season. The newcomer from France was extremely sharp today, getting the 6-2, 6-0 win in quick order.
 
Pepperdine won the doubles point by jumping out to leads on all three courts and posting a 6-0 win at No. 1 and a 6-3 win at No. 2. The Waves then got a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles, Daniel de Jonge defeating Jack Davis, and a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles from Pietro Fellin over Nikit Reddy.
 

Washington Men's Tennis
March 22, 2021
Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center | Malibu, Calif.

 
Washington – 1
#25 Pepperdine – 6
 
Singles
1. Clement Chidekh (UW) def. Adrian Oetzbach (Pep) – 6-2, 6-0
2. Daniel de Jonge (Pep) def. (#65) Jack Davis (UW) – 6-3, 6-1
3. Guy Den Ouden (Pep) def. Ewen Lumsden (UW) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
4. Tim Zeitvogel (Pep) def. Han-Chih Lin (UW) – 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
5. Robert Shelton (Pep) def. Jack Pulliam (UW) – 6-4, 7-6 (4)
6. Pietro Fellin (Pep) def. Nikit Reddy (UW) – 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 1, 6, 5, 3, 4
 
Doubles
1. Den Ouden/Oetzbach (Pep) def. Davis/Alexis Alvarez (UW) – 6-0
2. Zeitvogel/de Jonge (Pep) def. Cancel/Chidekh (UW) – 6-3
3. Lumsden/Lin (UW) vs. Shelton/Fellin (Pep) – 2-3, DNF
Order of finish: 1, 2